The Salians inhabited the sea-coast, whereas the Ripuarians dwelt on the banks of the river Rhine.
These Ripuarians must have comprised a certain number of Frankish tribes, such as the Ampsivarii and the Bructeri.
The Ripuarians subsequently occupied all the country from Cologne to Trier.
In their southward progress the Ripuarians 1 The chronicler Fredegarius and the author of the Liber historiae Francorum make Sunno and Marcomeres his predecessors, but in reality they were chiefs of other Frankish tribes.
There were numerous battles between the Ripuarians and the Alamanni; and the memory of one fought at Ziilpich has come down to us.